About the Artwork

Deadly Nightshade is part of a series of works inspired by perennial plants that are found readily in the British countryside, and applying to them the angular forms and manmade materials of the contemporary cityscape. Deadly Nightshade takes its title from the colloquial name of a poisonous plant. Like a colourful creeper it grows across the surface of a building from a central point. Its acid colours, from deep red transitioning through to dark green, remind us that in nature the most brightly decorated are often the most deadly.

Copyright the artist, Courtesy of William Benington Gallery. Photo: © Nick Turpin


painted & spray coated stainless steel


530 x 270 x 90 cm